Must I dry clean it?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AlanC, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I picked up a Barry Bricken linen casual shirt today that is, ostensibly, "Dry Clean Only". As it's 100% linen must I, in fact, dry clean it? Could I not wash it on gentle and hang dry like I do all my nicer shirts?
     


  2. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    Gentle wash and line dry works for me.
     


  3. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    I wash gentle in cold water and drip dry.

    Iron the shirt while still damp for best results.
     


  4. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    Care labels are to protect the maker, not the garment. If the drycleaner ruins it, the drycleaner is on the hook. If you clean it....

    I wash our linen shirts and iron them damp.
     


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    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    Do you have small children ... in case the label is correct? [​IMG]
     


  6. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Okay, shirt was washed in cold water on gentle cycle, ironed damp. All seems well. Just in case, I have my five year old and two year old in waiting... [​IMG]
     


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